By Topic

Time-constrained code compaction for DSPs

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
R. Leupers ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Dortmund Univ., Germany ; P. Marwedel

This paper addresses instruction-level parallelism in code generation for digital signal processors (DSPs). In the presence of potential parallelism, the task of code generation includes code compaction, which parallelizes primitive processor operations under given dependency and resource constraints. Furthermore, DSP algorithms in most cases are required to guarantee real-time response. Since the exact execution speed of a DSP program is only known after compaction, real-time constraints should be taken into account during the compaction phase. While previous DSP code generators rely on rigid heuristics for compaction, we propose a novel approach to exact local code compaction based on an integer programming (IP) model, which handles time constraints. Due to a general problem formulation, the IP model also captures encoding restrictions and handles instructions having alternative encodings and side effects and therefore applies to a large class of instruction formats. Capabilities and limitations of our approach are discussed for different DSPs.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )